Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite

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Vembu BDR Suite

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Recent Reviews

Ultimate Backup Solution

10 out of 10
June 02, 2022
It is our current go-to product for the local archival of our backup information. Moving from an old tape-based system it has proven to be …
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My Vembu BDR Suite Review

6 out of 10
December 17, 2021
We use Vembu BDR Suite to backup physical servers, HyperV VMs, and workstation in a combination of the full image and file backups. We …
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VembuBDR 4.2

10 out of 10
August 18, 2021
We use Vembu BDR Suite across our organization and implement it at client sites. It addresses all of our backup and DR needs by providing …
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Vembu BDR

9 out of 10
June 07, 2021
We use Vembu BDR Suite to backup our ESXi VM's for our entire organization.
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Popular Features

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  • Retention options (45)
    8.3
    83%
  • Platform support (48)
    7.9
    79%
  • Incremental backup identification (46)
    7.4
    74%
  • Management dashboard (48)
    7.2
    72%

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What is Vembu BDR Suite?

Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.

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  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Data Center Backup

7.7
77%

Product Details

What is Vembu BDR Suite?

Vembu BDR Suite is a comprehensive universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery and disaster recovery needs of diverse and heterogeneous IT environments. Through its flagship offering, Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this is done within a single UI. Also, Vembu offers one of the most complete free edition for SMBs as well. Post 30 days trial version, user can either opt to purchase the product or continue using the free edition. In Free edition user has two options to proceed with backup configurations : Full featured free edition for limited VMs or Limited featured Edition for unlimited VMs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.

Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, and Datto SIRIS are common alternatives for Vembu BDR Suite.

Reviewers rate Universal recovery highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Vembu BDR Suite are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 8 out of 10
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  • It seems very good and easy to install
  • It is easy to create jobs and we can see all these jobs in central console.
  • It has good reporting facilities as well.
  • We prefer to have clear information provide in the job review
  • Job History could have be more better
  • Dashboard can be more better
December 17, 2021

My Vembu BDR Suite Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • VM and Physical machine backup - Boot as VM for DR recovery
  • Granular restore
  • Image backup client implementation now done from the server console. Do not have to go to the client workstation to run the installation.
  • DR backup to an off-site system
  • Recovery boot tool needs to be USB. At this time it requires a CD/DVD to be created. A clean bootable USB image file should be made available for download.
  • Access to all downloads from Vembu main download page. Should not have to install Vembu to gain access to client installers.
  • File backup fails if a file is in use such as Outlook.pst file. This is problematic for users that have Outlook permanently open. Backup reports show as failed, partial. This is essential to address as we have to do full image backups at a cost to backup storage space when it is not essential.
  • As an IT integrator, we need products that offer a recurring income to build a viable revenue stream. Vembu only offers a commission on the initial purchase of a subscription. Subsequent renewals do no qualify. This factor means that we are not incentivized to really recommend Vembu when other equally good backup solutions are available with long term commission plans.
August 18, 2021

VembuBDR 4.2

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Seed an offsite backup. A simple checkbox to seed a large backup prior to backing it up to our datacenter. Previously with another well knows backup provider this was convoluted and time-consuming.
  • Backup Speed. Vembu BDR is fast and allows me to schedule multiple jobs within time constraints that prohibit some backup products from working.
  • DR - Vembu BDR provides an option to mirror your backups to an offsite datacenter without taxing production servers with a secondary backup job.
  • Bare Metal Recovery: the ability to create a custom bootable ISO that you can quickly recover a failed physical server or workstation.
  • Ease of use: The console is consistent and very easy to use. From initial install to being fully configured takes just a few minutes.
  • Restoring VMs. Version 4.x restores a recovered VM in a default location that cannot be modified. That's annoying, especially when you have a standard for your VM locations. I can move them afterward but that's an additional step that takes additional time. I believe this is resolved in the upcoming V5 release.
  • Depending on the backup job you are creating, you can't select the repository for that specific backup. You must make sure you set the repository you want as Default prior to setting up the job.
  • The ability to backup the same physical hard drive to multiple local storage devices should be an option and allowed.
  • Although the bare metal bootable ISO is a nice feature, it needs to be able to access the data independently instead of having to restore the data to a location first and then use the boot disk to restore the physical server or workstation. It's basically two restore jobs and if it's many TBs in size, that takes a lot of time and you need to have that extra space available for a temporary location for that first set of data to be placed. It's very rare to have to recover a physical server these days but it happens and waiting for 2 restores for one recovery increases the time needed. I have submitted a request for this feature and I believe they are working on it.
  • I must also note, I believe many if not all of the above are being addressed in Vembu BDR v5 which is due to release soon.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Compression is far better than competitors
  • Better RTO
  • Better prices for at least the same features and more
  • Vembu BDR Suite should use their own datacenter for cloud backup for better prices
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Simple interface.
  • Multiple types of scenarios: VMs, Windows and Linux.
  • Problems with incremental backups.
  • Inconsistency in the information in different parts of the software.
  • Very good price.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Able to perform Real-time backup.
  • Easy to use.
  • It’s the fastest software we’ve tested so far for backing up full disks and partitions.
  • Boot media backup.
  • Continuous backup options.
  • End user can perform backup itself on the Vembu BDR Suite agent.
June 07, 2021

Vembu BDR

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Integration with ESXi & Hyper-V
  • Easy to understand and easy to use interface
  • Free Edition is good for small organizations
  • Office 365 backup needs a lot of improvement. Specially integration is a bit complex. Can be made simpler.
  • Office 365 restore doesn't work. I had used it as a trial, but it never worked.
Diego Alejandro Jimenez Peña | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Hybrid local and cloud backup
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use administration console
  • Vembu Hive will allow you to use any available storage for your backups
  • Application-level backup
  • File-level backup
  • Vembu Backup for AWS
  • Vembu Backup for G Suite
  • Centralize all backup administration in your Vembu BDR console
  • Allow replication role in Hyper-v
  • Allow remote management of physical computers
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The product works and takes backups fairly easy
  • Simple and quick to install and configure
  • Once configured, it doesn't require much maintenance
  • Generally a simple interface
  • Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
  • Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
  • More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
  • Reporting can be greatly improved.
Colin Rosario | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Image backups of workstations and servers
  • File/folder backups
  • Virtual machine backups
  • Replication to off-site locations
  • Support could be better (occasional language barrier).
  • Troubleshooting logs are cryptic; need more natural language explanations.
  • Updating the location of the backup server for clients should be included in client UI, not via CLI commands.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Reliable - few problems.
  • Good and quick support.
  • Easy to setup.
  • Too few administrative features vs Storegrid.
  • Requires too many support requests for simple tasks like storage move.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Single pass backups are good.
  • Deduplication levels using the Vembu File System are good.
  • Support levels are high.
  • The web interface can be slow.
  • The management of Offsite Dr isn't great.
  • Storage utilization and management can be difficult.
Tom Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Both incremental and Bare Metal backups.
  • Very fast backups over network.
  • Nice email notifications.
  • Top Notch technical support, VERY fast support.
  • Quicker install and setup of workstations if you could set default values.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Vembu Backup is an easy to configure and setup service.
  • Vembu Backup has powerful reporting functionality and alerting capability.
  • Vembu Backup benefits from a smart GUI to set up and manage backups and restores from or across systems.
  • In my opinion, there is only one area to improve Vembu Backup and that's the license manager. A good metaphor would be, you can't see the forest through the trees.